The key to learning and retaining any language is, of course, constant practice. But if you’re learning Spanish in London or indeed anywhere in the UK, opportunities for Spanish conversation probably don’t present themselves every day. You don’t want to spend all your free time with your head in a text book or listening to an audio language course, so how can you practise your Spanish listening and comprehension when your classmates or tutor are not available?
Watching movies in Spanish is one way to do just that. Worried that your Spanish isn’t sufficiently advanced? Don’t be. Think about the different English movies you watched as you grew up; you probably weren’t viewing Citizen Kane aged 8, but Bambi was perfect. Similarly, there is a wide range of Spanish films available to suit all abilities. Start out with movies for younger viewers and progress to more “difficult” ones as your skills and vocabulary improve.
There are lots of different ways to introduce the Spanish language to your entertainment on a regular basis: Next time you’re watching a DVD, check whether it has an alternative audio track in Spanish. You can always keep the English subtitles on to give you a helping hand. If you’ve only got English audio, brush up your reading skills with Spanish subs. If you’ve nothing in your DVD library, there are many sites where you can watch Spanish movies online – it’s one of the great benefits of today’s digital world. As an accompaniment to lessons with your native tutor, watching movies is a great way to enrich your knowledge of Spanish – and, best of all, it’s a really enjoyable way to learn.
Our Spanish tutors always give to the students a big range of movies to practice what they have cover during the lessons.